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Enrolled at Clemson in January 2016…had outstanding senior year with 72 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, four sacks, six caused fumbles, three recovered fumbles, two blocked punts and two defensive touchdowns in 2015…named the Beaufort Gazette’s All-Area Defensive Player of the Year … had 98 tackles, 27 for loss, nine sacks, blocked three field goals, 10 forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries as a junior … had 91 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a sophomore … ranked as high as the No. 79 player in the nation by Tom Lemming…ranked as No. 196 player in the nation and the No. 2 overall player in South Carolina by Rivals.com…ranked No. 261 in the nation and No. 4 player in South Carolina by ESPN.com… visited the 2014 Dabo Swinney football camp in June … committed to Clemson on August 21, 2015… majoring in business administration….his college choices came down to Clemson and South Carolina…played his high school football for Jerry Hatcher at Whale Branch High School…recruited by Tony Elliott and Dan Brooks.

Mickey Plyler on Pinckney: In many years, Pinckney would be the best defensive tackle in a class, but Lawrence stole the show this year. Pinckney is a bright young man who is a high character prospect. He has a chance to develop into a very good college player and one that I expect will work hard and improve each year.

Reminds Plyler of: DeShawn Williams

Clemson was the first school to offer him a football scholarship and he committed to the Tigers are 8/21/15.


As a junior, Pinckney made 98 tackles, 27 for loss, had nine sacks, blocked three field goals, 10 forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries. As a sophomore, he had 76 tackles, 26 tackles for loss, four sacks, two punt blocks, an interception and two defensive touchdowns. As a freshman, Pinckney made 91 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and had seven sacks.


School Offered (11) Visit Date
Florida StYes
Georgia TechYes
North CarolinaYes
North Carolina StYes
South CarolinaYes

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